Author: Steve Ledford
Earliest date: 1964 (recording, New Lost City Ramblers)
Found in: US(SE)
Singer laments his bachelor life. He sends a letter to his girlfriend, proposing that she share his lot; she answers by telegram, refusing. He replies, "If you don't like my bait, you need not to bite my hook"
- Bill Carlisle, "Batchelor's Blues" (Vocalion 02879, 1935)
- Steve Ledford, "Bachelor Blues" (Bluebird B-7626, 1938)
- New Lost City Ramblers, "Bachelor Blues" (on NLCR13)